The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 55 (1977) > Issues > Issue 1 > Discussion on The Technician Engineer in the Structural Design Office by Kenneth Severn and K.C. Whi
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Discussion on The Technician Engineer in the Structural Design Office by Kenneth Severn and K.C. White

Mr. H.B. Gould (F) : Mr. President, we have heard an introduction to a very interesting paper. It occurs to me that in saying that the Institution would not wish to block the entrance of technicians into the professional side, Mr. Severn describes a position that the people concerned may not agree with. I am thinking here of people who, for example, were left outside in the cold when the regulations changed in 1973-people who were quite near to qualification. They may, for example, have taken and failed the Institution's final examination. They found then that to achieve chartered status it was necessary for them to start at university or polytechnics without any credit for the work they had done at the technician stage.